About Xarra Books

We'd like to reach all our customers where ever you are! Through our association with local and international authors, publishers and other literature enthusiasts we hold regular book events, book launches and poetry sessions. Check out our events calendar above or email us, info@xarrabooks.com to subscribe to our mailing list for the Xarra Events programme.


Xarra is an artistic confluence of Africa’s landscape, skyscape and mindscape exploring the depths and heights of Africa’s past, present and future creativity and experiences through literature, music and visual art – the Xperience. Xarra is the home for books, music and art from across the continent of Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas and the rest of the African Diaspora. We explore the ancient civilizations of the continent, the learnings of Timbuktu, the teachings of Marcus Noriah Garvey, the writings and inspiring tales of Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Wole Soyinka, Dambudzo Marechera and others, urban dramas and popular fiction by Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Zane, Isadore Johnson, biographies of African heroes: Nelson Mandela, Malcom X, Kwame Nkrumah, Martin Luther King and a whole lot of others.

We provide urban beats from all the corners of the continent: Afro Jazz, Mbaqanga, Chimurenga, Zouk, Rhumba, Mbalax, Kwaito, Juju, High Life, Djabdong, Kora and so the music goes; international African sounds: Fusion, Afro Caribbean, Reggae, Bebop, Mambo, R&B, Gospel.

Enjoy the experience!

Kays Mguni

(Director)